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Scott Kazmir wins first game since 2010 for Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Scott Kazmir winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Cleveland. Kazmir pitched six innings and gave up five hits and two runs. The Indians won 7-3. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Scott Kazmir spent last year in an independent league, but was a winner in Cleveland’s victory over Minnesota. (AP)AP

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Scott Kazmir can be excused for not recalling any details about his last major league victory.

 ‘‘I can’t remember that long ago,’’ he said.

 Kazmir earned his first win in three seasons Saturday as the Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins, 7-3, in Cleveland for their sixth straight victory.

 A two-time AL All-Star who pitched in an independent league last season, Kazmir (1-1) allowed two runs in six innings. It was his first win since beating Tampa Bay on Sept. 19, 2010, while with the Angels.

 The 29-year-old Kazmir overcame a series of arm injuries and a stint with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League in 2012.

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